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Images: Friday's Heat in the Suburbs

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Trevor Steinbach of Batavia hammers down a flag holder as he sets up for Civil War Days at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. Steinbach is part of the 17th Corps Field Hospital, Inc. The event runs all weekend.
  Trevor Steinbach of Batavia hammers down a flag holder as he sets up for Civil War Days at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. Steinbach is part of the 17th Corps Field Hospital, Inc. The event runs all weekend.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Jeff Krueger of Fon du Lac, Wisconsin leads Cameo the horse to water as people set up for Civil War Days at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda . Krueger is with the 2nd U.S. Cavalry group.
  Jeff Krueger of Fon du Lac, Wisconsin leads Cameo the horse to water as people set up for Civil War Days at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda . Krueger is with the 2nd U.S. Cavalry group.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
A group of Sandhill Cranes wander through the grounds of Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda.
  A group of Sandhill Cranes wander through the grounds of Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Soap makers Lori Malina of Lake Villa, left, and Laura Zielinski of Kenosha, Wisconsin set up their tent in preparation for Civil War days at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda .
  Soap makers Lori Malina of Lake Villa, left, and Laura Zielinski of Kenosha, Wisconsin set up their tent in preparation for Civil War days at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda .
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Cameo, a horse with the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, drinks from water as setup continues for Civil War Days at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda .
  Cameo, a horse with the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, drinks from water as setup continues for Civil War Days at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda .
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
The drought and continued heat have caused low water levels, and so a fisherman sits on a rock in the Fox River near the dam in South Elgin Friday in a spot that would normally have fast-moving water up to his waist.
  The drought and continued heat have caused low water levels, and so a fisherman sits on a rock in the Fox River near the dam in South Elgin Friday in a spot that would normally have fast-moving water up to his waist.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Hope Olin gives Addison Olin, 4, lots of sunscreen during an outing to Centennial Beach in Naperville.
  Hope Olin gives Addison Olin, 4, lots of sunscreen during an outing to Centennial Beach in Naperville.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Jake Wenz, 12 of Naperville jumps off the high board at Centennial Beach in Naperville .
  Jake Wenz, 12 of Naperville jumps off the high board at Centennial Beach in Naperville .
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
The near drought conditions have left the Fox River in South Elgin at it's lowest level in years.
  The near drought conditions have left the Fox River in South Elgin at it's lowest level in years.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Hallie Foulkes, 2, of Sugar Grove gets a coating of sunscreen on her face from her mom Liz while at Swanson Pool in St. Charles.
  Hallie Foulkes, 2, of Sugar Grove gets a coating of sunscreen on her face from her mom Liz while at Swanson Pool in St. Charles.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Connor Reece, 11, of St. Charles does a cannonball into Swanson Pool at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles Friday. The pool had a line to get in when they opened for public swimming at noon.
  Connor Reece, 11, of St. Charles does a cannonball into Swanson Pool at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles Friday. The pool had a line to get in when they opened for public swimming at noon.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
13-year-old Sarah Speranza cools off with an ice cream as the heat wave continued Friday in Libertyville.
  13-year-old Sarah Speranza cools off with an ice cream as the heat wave continued Friday in Libertyville.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Cody, a golden retriever owned by Doug Cayce of Libertyville practices his jumping during Dog Days in downtown Libertyville Friday.
  Cody, a golden retriever owned by Doug Cayce of Libertyville practices his jumping during Dog Days in downtown Libertyville Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Heat distorts pedestrians as it rises off of food grilles during Mainstreet Libertyville's out to lunch in Cook Park.
  Heat distorts pedestrians as it rises off of food grilles during Mainstreet Libertyville's out to lunch in Cook Park.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Bree Davis of Mattoon feeds her dog Seika some ice cream during Mainstreet Libertyville's out to lunch in Cook Park.
  Bree Davis of Mattoon feeds her dog Seika some ice cream during Mainstreet Libertyville's out to lunch in Cook Park.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Shielded from the sun by an umbrella, lifeguard Linda Zalewski scans the pool Friday at the Meadows Park Aquatic Center in Mount Prospect.
  Shielded from the sun by an umbrella, lifeguard Linda Zalewski scans the pool Friday at the Meadows Park Aquatic Center in Mount Prospect.
Bill Zars | Staff Photographer
Sean Manning, 8, of Arlington Heights kicks back and cools off at the Meadows Park Aquatic Center in Mount Prospect.
  Sean Manning, 8, of Arlington Heights kicks back and cools off at the Meadows Park Aquatic Center in Mount Prospect.
Bill Zars | Staff Photographer
Two-year-old Lia LaValle of Arlington Heights cools off the Meadows Park Aquatic Center in Mount Prospect.
  Two-year-old Lia LaValle of Arlington Heights cools off the Meadows Park Aquatic Center in Mount Prospect.
Bill Zars | Staff Photographer
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